If you’re wondering how diverse chickens can be, or how many breeds there are to choose from, then take a look at the extensive list chicken breed guide below!
You’ll find a chicken breed list of every type, with a wide variety of plumage, sizes and even colored eggs!
These are just of few of the varieties I’ve discovered. If you are looking for a list of chickens for sale, or chicken eggs to hatch, visit the chickens for sale page for a few sites as well as the egg auction page. Soon, I will categorize each breed for you, and perhaps even post some photos of the most popular breeds.
Get the Right Breed of Chicken Breed Guide for You
To get the right breed of chicken for your purpose – whether it be for show, egg production or a meat bird – I always suggest talking to the other poultry raisers in your own area. Find out which breeds they’ve had success with given your climate, temperature, available time to devote to them, and family needs.
As an example, our farm is in a very cold climate and as such we choose the fastest growing meat birds (our warm weather season is very short) and the large black sex link for egg production (their size and color helps them attract and retain heat which means fewer heat lamp hours during our long winters here).
|‘A’ Chicken Breeds|
Araucana (lovingly called “Easter Eggers”, due to their pastel colored eggs)
Asturian Painted Hen
|‘B’ Chicken Breeds|
Bardu de Watermaal
Barred Plymouth Rock
|‘C’ Chicken Breeds|
|‘D’ Chicken Breeds|
|‘F’ Chicken Breeds|
|‘G’ Chicken Breed|
|Gallus Domesticus (Latin term for Domestic Chicken)|
|‘H’ to ‘L’ Chicken Breeds|
|‘M’ ‘N’ and ‘O’ Chicken Breeds|
Milles Fleur (personal favorite)
Naked Neck (Turken)
New Hampshire Red
Old English Game
|‘P’ to ‘S’ Chicken Breeds|
Rhode Island Red
|‘V’ to ‘Z’ Chicken Breeds|
White-Faced Black Spanish
(in a variety of colors – i.e. gold wyandotte, silver wyandotte, etc.)
Do you own a chicken breed guide that isn’t listed on this page? Please let me know!